Here is a tip I read that is very timely if you are traveling for the holidays or going to be away from your home for the weekend. If you have read my blog in the past few days you know that’s what I am doing—traveling. Read on to discover how being organized can help prevent accidents.
This actually happened to a friend of mine; when they got home from a 2 week vacation water was pouring all over their hardwood floor on the main level of their home and the ceiling had collapsed.
Washing machine hose failure is one of the biggest causes of household water damage. Property destruction by water exceeds that of fire.
Here are some things you can do to get organized and prevent this from happening to you:
1. Turn off the water to the hose when you leave for an extended period of time.
2. Make sure your machine’s existing water hoses are sturdy—the best are the braided type.
3. Replace the hose about every six or seven years.
4. A plumber can install an automatic shutoff valve. This might be pricey.
Have you ever replaced your hoses? Do you turn off the water to your washing machine when you are gone for an extended period?